Not Just a Patient: How to Have a Life When You Have a Life-Threatening Disease
Ellen FeinISBN: 1553958608;
Book DescriptionNot Just a Patient is a handbook for people coping with the challenges of a life-threatening illness. Born out of the author's first-hand experiences, this is a fresh take on how you can get medical care and still have a life as a real person, not just a diagnosis. Individuals with a life-threatening illness, as well as those who care about and for them, will find plenty of practical suggestions in this easy to read guide: * Getting, using, organizing, and understanding medical information * Coping with life in the hospital and at home * Finding the support you need * Tackling health insurance * Getting food you can eat (and enjoy) in the hospital * Thinking about different paths to healing * Finding free transportation services * Filling in the gaps that are not addressed by the medical system * Remembering and reminding others that you are a whole person * Working effectively with all your providers, whether they are...
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